Multicultural Festivals in Delaware

Delaware festivals celebrate the cultures of Africa, China, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Korea and indigenous peoples.

Did you know that nearly 1 in 10 Delaware residents is an immigrant? Celebrate the state’s multiculturalism during festivals that not only connect individuals to their heritage — they also provide a great opportunity for education and exploration, teaching kids the importance of diversity along the way.

Plus: Check out ethnic enclaves in Philadelphia and New Jersey.

Chinese New Year Festival

When: January/February

Where: Delaware Art Museum, Wilmington

This family-friendly program features traditional Chinese art activities (think calligraphy and dough figuring), demos, musical performances and the main-event Lion Dance.

African-American Festival

When: June 27

Where: Legislative Mall, Dover

What began as a modest gathering to commemorate Juneteenth Day in 1991 has evolved into one of the state’s biggest bashes, complete with a drum-and-dance parade, vendor exhibits, entertainment, live music and an outdoor marketplace.

Holy Trinity Greek Festival

When: June

Where: Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church, Wilmington

Experience authentic Greek cooking, music, kids’ activities and performances by the Greek Terpsechorian youth folk dance group,

St. Anthony’s Italian Festival

When: June

Where: St. Anthony’s Parish, Wilmington

Bring your appetite for a variety of authentic Italian food and a homemade wine competition, as well as entertainment, rides, games, concerts and family activities.

Korean Festival

When: September

Where: Delaware Art Museum, Wilmington

Celebrate Chuseok, Korean Thanksgiving, with activities that relate to traditional and modern Korean culture. Visitors can expect Korean-inspired art projects, a photo booth, snack sampling and demos. Be sure to check out artwork on display by students from the Delaware Korean School.

Nanticoke Indian Powow

When: September

Where: Nanticoke Indian Museum, Millsboro

The term “powwow” refers to any gathering of native people. Join this one to take part in group singing and dancing and browse wares made by skilled Native American artisans including jewelry, pottery, moccasins, ribbon shirts, artwork, dream catchers and paintings.

Nanticoke Indian Powow

When: September

Where: Nanticoke Indian Museum, Millsboro

The term “powwow” refers to any gathering of native people. Join this one to take part in group singing and dancing and browse wares made by skilled Native American artisans including jewelry, pottery, moccasins, ribbon shirts, artwork, dream catchers and paintings.

NCCIS Irish Festival

When: October

Where: New Castle County Irish Society

Vendors sell merchandise, food and drinks while visitors enjoy a dance program, music and prizes.

 

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